Shirakawa Daruma Market

Shirakawa Daruma Market

Shirakawa Daruma Market is held annually on February 11. On this date, the streets become lined for 1.5 km with stalls selling Daruma of all shapes and sizes. This lively, exciting market celebrates the culture and history of Shirakawa Daruma – a traditional doll which is characterised by having cranes for eyebrows, a tortoise for a moustache, beard made of bamboo, and pine and plum branches for cheeks, all of which make it a very auspicious item to keep at home.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Website http://shirakawa315.com/eng/index.html
Contact

Shirakawa Tourism & Local Products Association

Best Season Winter
Event details

From: 2021-02-11

Until: 2021-02-11

Access Details
Access Tenjin-machi, Naka-machi, and Hon-machi in Shirakawa City View directions
Getting there

Close to Shirakawa Station (JR Tohoku Main Line)

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